Hartman Rock Garden: There are rock gardens and then there is Hartman Rock Garden in Springfield, Ohio. Trust me there is nothing else like it. Renown as one of the nation’s most intriguing works of in situ folk art, an ordinary resident in an ordinary neighborhood began building extraordinary things out of stone in his backyard. He filled his yard with over fifty structures of historical significance. In a recent restoration, it has again become a sight to see featuring amazing structures, colorful landscaping, and hundreds of handmade figurines. Hundreds of thousands of stones were used to create this one-of-a-kind garden. And it is free to visit. Visit their website by clicking here. PLAY VIDEO
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